Thursday's passing shots

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A look back at Day 10 at the All England Club in photos, links, tweets and more.

Photo of the Day

Maria Sharapova reacts during Thursday's semifinal match against Sabine Lisicki (from's Best Shots from Day 10 at Wimbledon).

SW19 Clicks

The BBC has introduced an online tool that allows listeners to reduce the sound of on-court grunting during live Wimbledon broadcasts ... Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's upset of Roger Federer landed him on the cover of Thursday's L'Equipe ... TK ... The New Yorker on Federer's majestic decline ... By Sunday, Great Britain could lay claim to the U.S. Open (golf) champion, the Wimbledon champion and the world heavyweight champion ... Caroline Wozniacki tops a Nielsen poll of the Top 10 most stylish tennis players ... Write off the Williams sisters at your own risk, warns Martina Navratilova ... BBC Sports polled 19 tennis experts on Friday's Nadal-Murray match.

The Tweet Beat

"The one and only Jack Nicklaus made an appearance at Wimbledon today. Such a legend. "

--Great Britain's Laura Robson, sharing a notable celebrity sighting with her followers, 3:15 p.m. ET

"It seems a few of you are getting your Jack Nicklaus' and Jack Nicholson's confused. To clarify, Jack Nicklaus is not the Joker in Batman."

--Robson, clearing up the misunderstanding about her previous tweet, 4:06 p.m. ET

"sometimes i wish i could fast forward time, just to see if its all worth it in the end. "

--American Sloane Stephens, getting all existential on us, 2:52 p.m. ET

Go Figure

251 ... Length in minutes of Mike and Bob Bryan's marathon 6-3, 4-6, 6-7 (5), 6-3, 16-14 victory Thursday over Simon Aspelin of Sweden and Paul Hanley of Australia in the third round of the men's doubles.

9 ... Number of times in the Open era (since 1968) a woman has won Wimbledon without dropping a set. Maria Sharapova will try to make it 10 on Saturday.

7 ... Number of times Rafael Nadal's serve has been broken during his run to the last four, most among the semifinalists.

Must-See Video

Petra Kvitova overpowered Victoria Azarenka and moved within one match of her maiden Grand Slam title.

They Said It

"You're asking me if I'd rather be at home right now on the couch or I'd rather be talking to you?  Oh, God.  I'm not going to answer that question.  I'll be polite."

--Maria Sharapova, when asked whether she enjoys attending post-match press conferences following Thursday's victory over Sabine Lisicki